Early last week, Yahoo! Sports reported that Tim Duncan was on the verge of retiring. On Monday morning, Duncan announced that he has decided to go through with his retirement plans after 19 seasons in the NBA. And he did it in just about the most Tim Duncan way possible-by issuing a low-key press release through the Spurs. (Complex News)
"News One Now" host Roland S. Martin sits down with Wendy to talk about her remarks about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP. Then, Roland weighs in on race in America, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. Plus, Roland weighs in on how to talk to our kids about these issues. (Wendy Williams)
Part 1 of The Root Shelling Out Awards to the Folk Who Made Social Media a Fun Mess in 2015
The Root Staff Writer and Editor Yesha Callahan and The Root Staff Writer Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele write for the Grapevine, our blog that covers trending stories in social media and entertainment. In part 1 of this 2-part video series, they break down the hottest stories in 2015.
Kevin Durant & the Warriors: Everything You Need To Know
Kevin Durant, undoubtedly this offseason's most sought after NBA free agent, has made his "decision" official. He posted a letter on The Players' Tribune on Monday morning and announced he is leaving the Thunder and signing with the Golden State Warriors. (Complex News)
Michael Jordan Isn't Down With LeBron for 'Space Jam 2'
If there ever actually is a Space Jam 2, it will likely star LeBron James. At least if production on the feature starts at some point before he turns 50. But, if the star of the original had his way, the player kidnapped and threatened with becoming an amusement park attraction would not be the current No.(Complex News)
The Root’s Young, Fabulous and Female Event in Atlanta!
The Root hosted two of our favorite events the same night in Atlanta, Young, Fabulous & Female & manCODE. Both events discussed the theme of 'Shifting your focus'.
Here's a video recap of The YFF panel which included Saptosa Foster, managing partner of the 135th Street Agency; filmmaker-screenwriter-producer Rasheena Nash; Denise Hendricks, producer at HLN; Roxanne Smithers
Lawyer and co founder of Smithers Thornton & Ume-Nwagbo, LLC & Lydia Francis-Jenkins
Sr. Manager of Procurement at The H...
In Focus: Steven Caple Jr., Director of 'The Land'
The Root's original series, 'In Focus' puts the spotlight on black filmmakers. This first episode features Steven Caple Jr, the writer and director of 'The Land'. He shares how he got interested in film, his breakthrough and creating his first feature.
Watch: Part 2 of The Root Doling Out Awards to the Folks Who Made Social Media a Fun Mess in 2015
The Root Staff Writer and Editor Yesha Callahan and The Root Staff Writer Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele write for the Grapevine, our blog that covers trending stories in social media and entertainment. In part 2 of this 2-part video series, they break down the hottest stories in 2015.
Daveed Diggs Proves Why He's the Fastest Rapper on Broadway
Daveed Diggs holds the record for fastest rapper on Broadway, but he shows Jimmy he can rap even faster than he does as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon).
'The Decision': Don't Compare Kevin Durant & LeBron James
It was the perfect storm, really, one we likely won't see again until-er, maybe next summer. The best (regular season) team in NBA history, the 73-9 Warriors, with an open roster spot, the salary cap shooting up from $70 to $94 million, and the perfect Warriors-style player, a 6'11" sharpshooter by the name of Kevin Durant, entering free agency at the peak of his prime. (Complex News)
Issa Rae talks to Jimmy about not being able to escape the Awkward Black Girl image that made her famous on YouTube and reveals the real-time awkward feelings she had when she ran into him backstage. (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
The Root hosted two of our favorite events the same night in Atlanta ..Young, Fabulous & Female & manCODE. Both events discussed the theme of 'Shifting your focus'.
Here is a recap of the manCODE event which included panelists - award-winning journalist Keith Reed; Co-founder, Spendify, Eldredge Washington; The Root’s political editor, Jason Johnson; tech innovator Iziah Reid; and entrepreneur B.J. Kerr.
Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young Explains Darth Becky, Being the Blackest Thing on the Internet & More
Damon Young is the Editor-in-Chief of Very Smart Brothas, a very popular commentary site that provides comedy,thought and raw truths. We had Damon come in and explain Darth Becky, his hatred of the Kappas and why the VSB site is the blackest thing that ever happened to the internet.